I was arrested at airport almost 7 years ago for a arrest warrant, while I was traveling back to USA. immigration officer took my green card and passport in his custody, he told me to come back with court disposition latter, so he can see if I am still eligible to stay in USA or not. original charge was a felony and my lawyer told me to plea guilty is my best option as I don't have proof to show that I am not guilty, so I plea guilty and in result case was amended to misdemeanor (petit larceny). I went to airport with disposition certificate and immigration officer returned my green card and passport. Now I am going for citizenship interview after 7 years. I need to now if this is fine to explain to IO everything by myself or I should take a attorney. thank you in advance for any help
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You should have an immigration attorney now, not just at the interview.
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Yes. Ideally you obtain an attorney before you file so you understand your eligibility for naturalization and the risks of applying.
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